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Factors To Consider Before Getting All-On-4 Dental Implants


Posted on 8/7/2023 by Dr. Nick Raptou
Factors To Consider Before Getting All-On-4 Dental ImplantsDental implants are metallic devices that dentists use as a replacement for your tooth roots. Dental implants are majorly used to support removable or fixed artificial teeth. These include crowns and even dentures. Dental implants help to improve speech, they also improve chewing and they are very durable. In fact, dental implants last for decades without damage.

All-on-4 dental implants are a combination of both implants and prosthetics that dentists used to secure teeth in place. In this procedure, dentists will replace the entire lower or upper arch of teeth with just 4 implants. It normally takes eight to ten dental implants to replace an entire jaw, but with the All-on-4, you will only need four implants. The four implants act as a support for the artificially fixed teeth. As much as All-on-4 dental implants have many benefits, here are a few things you will need to consider.

Cost Of All-On-4 Dental Implants


All-on-4 dental implants will go a long way in helping you to chew properly and it can even help to improve speech. However, you need to afford the implants. However, each case is unique and there are different factors that can affect the cost of your procedure. For example, whether insurance covers the treatment. Your location can also determine the cost of the implants. The procedure can cost less in one state compared to another.

Finding The Right Dentist


It is extremely important to find the right dentist to conduct the procedure. This is to ensure that the procedure is successful and that there are no complications that may arise later on. As much as it may be important to find a dentist who is qualified on paper, experience is also very important. Conduct your research on different dentists by asking for their qualifications and experience. You can even check online for their reviews. You do not want a dentist with little to no experience conducting the procedure.

Recovery Time


You will also have to consider how long it will take to get back to your normal routine. The implants should only take a couple of weeks to heal. You will experience some discomfort and soreness after the surgery. This discomfort should only last a few weeks.
Stated above are some factors that you should consider before getting all-on-4 dental implants. However, the best way to find out if these implants are right for you is to consult with your dentist. Not everyone can be a suitable candidate for all-on-4 dental implants. The dentist will diagnose your problem and offer the best course of treatment.
 

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